Da 5 Bloods begins as a nostalgic quest between four old friends, though in typical Spike Lee fashion, goes on to unravel your expectations all guns and bullets blazing.
This story of comradeship and redemption follows the journey of four Vietnam veterans who, in their old age, decide to return to the country where they all fought. We soon learn that two forces bring them back together, first to claim back treasure they buried years before and secondly to honour their fallen brother, Stormin Norman (Chadwick Boseman). War breaks out once again, mirroring the one they were all trying to reconcile with, and the journey becomes less about Norman and more about the retribution that they want for their afflictions.
As much as Da 5 Bloods is about friendship, it is also a film about confrontation, exploring the conflict between father and son, between the past and the present and finally between Paul (Delroy Lindon) and his own demons.